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4 Common Lighting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

“Let there be light!” That was the phrase that came with the creation of the world. And, of course, there was light. Since then, lighting has become one of the vital components of the design and perception of any space. No matter how you want to look at it, lighting can break or make any space.

Too much light can bring headaches and fatigue. Insufficient lights come with difficulty in concentration. So, if you are wondering why you are not getting optimal results at your workplace, attendance at your restaurants, or ambiance in your room, you should reassess your lighting choices.

Lighting can be a useful way to manage and manipulate the ambiance of any space. If done right, it can be the wow factor that will impress everyone. If not, however, it can affect the entire mood and pleasantness of any area.

We want to ensure the latter does not happen to you. This is why we have identified four common lighting mistakes we tend to make and viable solutions to each.

So, let’s find out how to light the way to a better place.

Problem #1 – Wrong Color Temperature

Color temperature is incredibly important to create the perfect atmosphere, enhance details, improve task performance, and affect our well-being. The first step in understanding how color temperature affects the ambiance and, more importantly, our well-being is to know what it is. So, let’s define Color Temperature.

Color temperature is a measurement of the appearance of color in reference to the light emitted by a black body radiator being heated. It is measured in Kelvin (K). The following are the three most common color temperatures used in a wide number of applications:

- Warm white (2700K)

- Neutral white (3000K)

- Cool white (4000K)

However, usually, color temperatures can go from 2200K up to 6000K, depending on the application. We have defined color temperature and identified the types. But the more important question is, how do we know the right color temperature needed?

For instance, commercial places such as restaurants or hotels are better off with warm white light, with a temperature range of 2400K and 3000K.

You will agree that light plays a very crucial role in spaces such as hotels and restaurants. The right place will make the entire place cozy, pleasant, and comforting. This specific range increases the sensitivity and enhances the dimension of spaces like hallways, art, rooms, etc.